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Welcome to the “Gauge One Model Railway Association”

What does Membership Offer?

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Every member receives a quarterly Newsletter containing articles on all aspects of gauge 1 modelling including constructional advice for novices and experienced workers alike, write-ups on previous events and an active letters column. New Product information and Trade advertisements together with Members’ Sales & Wants make for an interesting read.

New members receive printed details of the recommended Standard Dimensions for Gauge 1. A Membership directory plus other useful information is also provided together with the current copy of the Newsletter & Journal to complete the New Members’ pack.

Details of forthcoming local and National events as wells GTG’s (get-togethers) at member’s running tracks are also published in the newsletter. Participating in these is an excellent way to garner running and modelling tips!

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Within the UK there are several local groups who arrange Summer programmes of informal running sessions at members’ tracks. Winter activities may include layout construction, a film show or a speaker on some aspect of Model Railway or Railway interest.

Gauge One is often described as being a combination of Railway Modelling and Model Engineering. Happily the blend of skills and interests makes for an Association with a flavour all of its own.

What is Gauge One All About ?

Gauge One is often described as being a combination of Model Engineering and Railway Modelling.

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If you’ve taken part in large scale (e.g. 7 ¼ inch) live steam or diesel, you’ll know that you don’t just see and hear the locomotive; you smell, taste and touch it too. Gauge One delivers this experience in a carry-box the size of a violin case; an impromptu session on a local group or pals track is just a text message away. Furthermore, “playing trains properly” is achievable in the scale: with a combination of commercial products and scratchbuilding, a locomotive pulling an eight carriage train is a realistic prospect for many different prototypes.

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Here’s what makes Gauge One special:

  • The smallest practical scale for model engineering
  • Superb detail; looks great in a showcase!
  • Choice of ready-to-run models, kits and parts
  • Prototypes from around the world
  • Run in your garden or at get-togethers
  • Scenic modelling indoors practicable
  • Buy or construct complete trains
  • Live steam, electric, battery-electric and diesel-electric traction

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In the context of serious cash expenditure on Gauge One gear being just the click of the mouse away, the current Gauge One annual membership fee is a modest investment! Membership and the network of local contacts it typically offers will assist you in directing your investment in time and money into the hobby.

 

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Membership Info

Gauge One Model Railway Association (G1MRA) Applications for Membership:

UK and European (EU and non-EU) residents – New!

All membership applications and renewals are being handled by Warners Group Publications, except those who pay to their local co-ordinators. This remains unchanged for now. See below for the list and email addresses.

Warners contact: 

G1MRA Membership, Warners Group Publications, West Street, Bourne, PE10 9PH
Tel: 01778 392479

Warners G1MRA Membership subscription website is now up and running at this link.

Their email is : G1MRA@warnersgroup.co.uk

Standing Order

We recommend that you setup a Standing Order so that you do not miss a renewal and therefore lose your NL&J and other benefits.

Note: All those EU & Non-EU residents who currently pay their local mainland European coordinators should continue to do so. See the contact list below.

Denmark – David Clement: don@clement.dk
France – Gary Randol: garry.randoll249@orange.fr
Germany – Joachim Wolf: g1mra.d@googlemail.com
Netherlands – Jaap Oudes: j.oudeskramer@chello.nl
Switzerland: – Christian Schmutz: chs@csc-schmutz.ch

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Rest of the World – ROW (except US residents)

If you are a ROW, you will need to send an email with your name and address to the membership coordinator in your part of the world to begin your membership application. The e-mail contact addresses are listed below.

In reply, a membership application form with mailing address will be e-mailed  to you, for you to complete and mail, with details of how to pay the annual subscription of £20 plus a one off overseas joining fee of £10.   ROW members ONLY also have the option of paying with PayPal. Mention this in your e-mail if you wish to use this service.

If you have no local Coordinator then email directly to Warners and complete their form at this link..

Note: US residents have a different process to follow; they should complete and mail the Gauge One Membership Form for US residents below:

ROW residents: here are the Membership Co-ordinators

ROW subscriptions contact list with e-mail addresses,
Australia – Ross Lamont: g1mra@componentcorp.com
Canada – David Morgan-Kirby: gaugeonelines@yahoo.com
New Zealand – Geoff Hallam: tiraugeoff@clear.net.nz


USA Membership

US residents wishing to join G1MRA – click here. 

After printing out and completing the form, snailmail it with your check to Ernie Noa’s address (given at the top of the form).

US residents wishing to renew their existing G1MRA subscription – click here. 

After printing out and completing the form, snailmail it with your check to Ernie Noa’s address (given at the top of the form).

USA contact: ernienoa3@gmail.com

*** If you wish to know more about membership then please visit our Membership Page ***

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